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“Fantasy is silver and scarlet, indigo and azure, obsidian veined with gold and lapis lazuli. Reality is plywood and plastic, done up in mud brown and olive drab. Fantasy tastes of habaneros and honey, cinnamon and cloves, rare red meat and wines as sweet as summer. Reality is beans and tofu, and ashes at the end.”

– George R.R. Martin

“There is no happiness in love, except at the end of an English novel.”

– Anthony Trollope

“But I loved the library simply because it was a library. I love libraries. I like reading, but I love libraries. Being surrounded by books makes me feel safe, the way some people need trees or mountains around them to feel secure. Not me – nature’s not what I cling to. I cling to books.”

– Emily Wing Smith

“She read books as one would breathe air, to fill up and live. She read books as one would breathe ether, to sink in and die.”

– Annie Dillard, The Living

“Life is like writing with a pen. You can cross out your past but you can’t erase it.”

– E.B. White

“Books are like seeds. They can lie dormant for centuries and then flower in the most unpromising soil.”

– Carl Sagan, Cosmos

“He loved books; books are cold but safe friends.”

– Victor Hugo, Les Misérables

“Handle a book as a bee does a flower, extract its sweetness but do not damage it.”

– John Muir

“And all the best words together couldn’t hold the happiness.”

– Katherine Hannigan

“Men spend their lives in anticipations,—in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every other—it is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine; but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.”

– Charles Caleb Colton